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Two Street Crimes

At presstime, Penn Police Detective Tom King confirmed press accounts of two violent incidents on campus streets, and said University detectives are cooperating in the Philadelphia Police investigations now under way:

  • Friday outside the 38th-Street Wawa, Broderick Barnville, a 31-year-old Physical Plant employee, was stabbed in the arm by a suspect whose image was caught on videotape--but no arrest can yet be confirmed. Mr. Barnville was released Saturday from HUP where he was taken for surgery on a severed artery.
  • Sunday outside the Palestra, in a shooting among fans of two high school teams that had competed for the Philadelphiaic League championship, one 22-year-old visitor was killed and two wounded. A fourth victim--Penn student John La Bombard--was hit by a stray bullet as he worked on an environmental design project inside the Blauhaus. The bullet pierced the wooden wall of the temporary structure at 33rd and Chestnut, striking Mr. La Bombard's left leg. The 21-year-old senior remained hospitalized over the weekend. No arrests have been reported.

Return to: Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, March 3/10, 1998, Volume 44, Number 24